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Not Ordinary (Part 2)

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Please let me Reader:) direct Your attention to a timely verse:
{It is VERY sad:( and greatly disturbing 🙁 the violent-tragic-world-wide events and here in the US..the level of violence and hatred reminds me of a prophetic Biblical verse…

“Because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold.”—MATTHEW 24:12.

Interesting commentary on this scripture:

WHEN Jesus was on earth, he explained how people would identify “the conclusion of the system of things.” Among other things, he foretold: “The love of the greater number will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:3, 12)

Many atheists, agnostics, and evolutionists try to convince others not to love God or even believe that he exists. They make it seem as if only a person who is foolish or uneducated would believe in a Creator. In addition, many people have more respect for human scientists than for the Creator. (Romans 1:25) (excerpted article W2017: Do Not Let Your Love Grow Cold

An illustration i like excerpted reading (reference below):

When you travel by car, you might first consult online sources, maps, and written directions. Then, as you see signs and landmarks that match what the directions say, you gain confidence that you are nearing your destination. In a similar way, God has given us his Word, which describes striking global trends. As we see those landmark events unfolding, we become convinced that we are in the time period leading up to the end.

The Bible explains that world history would reach a unique, pivotal time period that would culminate in the end. That time would see a combination of worldwide events and circumstances that differs from anything in mankind’s history.

Please check this out…(continuing excerpted reading: Is the End Near? w 2015)
3 things to consider: Upheavals, Attitudes, Ruination of Earth…

WORLDWIDE UPHEAVALS A prophecy recorded in Matthew chapter 24 lists events on the earth that would make up a composite sign. That sign would mark “the conclusion of the system of things” and lead to the time when “the end will come.” (Verses 3, 14) These features include major wars, food shortages, earthquakes in one place after another, an increase of lawlessness, a lack of love, and sly efforts by religious leaders to mislead people. (Verses 6-26) Of course, to some extent, such events have been taking place for centuries. However, as the end approaches, they would all occur in the same troubled era.

THE ATTITUDES OF PEOPLE The Bible says that “the last days”—the time period leading to the end—would be marked by a major deterioration of peoples’ attitudes. We read: “Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4) True, disrespect for fellow humans is not new, but only in “the last days” would that spirit reach such extremes that the era could rightly be described as “critical times hard to deal with.” Have you noticed this ugly downward trend in people’s attitudes?

THE EARTH IS BEING RUINED The Bible states that God will “bring to ruin those ruining the earth.” (Revelation 11:18) In what ways would people be ruining the earth? The time period when Noah lived was described in a similar way: “The earth had become ruined in the sight of the true God, and the earth was filled with violence. Yes, God looked upon the earth, and it was ruined.” So God said of that corrupt society: “I am bringing them to ruin.” (Genesis 6:11-13) Have you noticed the mounting evidence that the earth is becoming filled with violence? Additionally, humans have arrived at a unique point in history: They have the potential literally to ruin the earth by wiping out all human life on it. They have the weaponry in their hands. And the earth is being ruined in another way. The systems that support life on earth—the air we breathe, the animal and plant ecosystems, the oceans—are steadily being degraded because of human mismanagement.

Ask yourself, ‘Just over a century ago, did mankind even have the power of complete self-destruction?’ But now humans are exerting that power by amassing advanced weaponry and by devastating the environment. The rapid developments in technology seem to be outpacing man’s ability to understand or control the consequences. However, earth’s destiny is not for man to decide or control. Before all life on this earth is eradicated, God will step in to destroy those destroying the earth. That is his promise!

8/20/17 @ 10:10 p.m.

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Pain where a…

comfort compassion God Joan Winifred motivation trees wisdom

pill can’t reach…
hope
you’re
not
turning
into
that
kind
of

 

IDK

may be

?

i got

a lesson (or more)

to

learn

from

YOU

two

 

all i

know

FOR SURE

is

the ONLY

approval

 

needed

is

GOD’S

(the TRUE GOD/(CREATOR) OF COMPASSION–YAHWEH/JEHOVAH!)

 

i bow & pray to Him

(as evidenced by my choices)

 

man

didn’t

design

trees

or

the

air

i

need

to

breathe

to live!

trees don’t lie…yeah, ima Believer!:)

(cause living to please people leads to suffocation/misery/death.)

For the Days of My People will be like the days of a tree, and the works of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full. (Isaiah 65:22)

i ain’t afraid of pain (aka You??). (Honestly, i don’t want to disappoint designer of compassion aka “True” God.)

8/1/17 @ 2:15 p.m.

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Avoiding Pollution

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 “You must not pollute the land in which you live, for [the shedding of human] blood pollutes the land.”​—Num. 35:33, 34.

Thank You Reader, Fellow-Fragile-Life, for Choosing Compassion Everyday and treating All-Fellow-Fragile-Life the way You would want to be treated. 🙂 (Jesus, Sage of Peace, taught this Golden Rule of Living Kindness, Compassion, Forgiveness, and Agape Love.)

Don’t You think HIGH respect for life…results in safe-r choices of actions and interactions with all fragile-life on the planet?!

Bible education promotes peace and respecting life and not shedding blood. It promotes compassion and forgiveness and respect and love for life and fellow-life globally!:)

This topic…reminds me of this great illustration read:

“Happy are the peacemakers,” Jesus said. (Matthew 5:9) Jesus practiced what he preached by promoting nonviolence and taking a message of peace to people of diverse religious backgrounds. (Matthew 26:52) Those who responded were drawn into an unbreakable bond of love. (Colossians 3:14) But was Jesus’ objective merely to build bridges among people of various backgrounds so that they could get along in peace? Did he join with others in their religious practices?

The religious leaders of the sects of the Pharisees and the Sadducees viciously opposed Jesus—even sought to kill him. How did he react? Jesus instructed his disciples: “Let them be. Blind guides is what they are.” (Matthew 15:14) Jesus refused to acknowledge spiritual brotherhood with such individuals.

The International Space Station—a technological wonder orbiting the earth—is the result of the united efforts of some 15 nations. Could you imagine this project being accomplished if the participating nations did not agree on what blueprint to use?

That, essentially, is the situation with the modern-day interfaith movement. Although cooperation and respect are touted, there is no agreed-upon blueprint for building faith. As a result, moral and doctrinal issues remain as divisive as ever.

The Bible contains God’s standards, which are like a blueprint. We can build our lives on what the Bible says. Those who have embraced it have overcome racial and religious prejudices and have learned to work together in peace and unity. Foretelling this, God said: “I will change the language of the peoples to a pure language, so that all of them may call on the name of Jehovah, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.” Unity results from the “pure language,” God’s standard of worship.—Zephaniah 3:9; Isaiah 2:2-4. [excerpted reading reference: Interfaith Is it God’s Way? w 3/2014]

Happy Week-end…working together in Peace & Unity!:)

7/29/17 @ 4:40 p.m.

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O. M. F. Optimization for Multiple Functioning

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Are You a “seeing skeleton” ?!

(not sure (and no time to research) IF i’ve already shared this here (aka this blog previously))…

Check it out at YOUR OWN RISK…of seeing/(understanding) better…

THE reef-dwelling brittle star has an amazing form of armor on its upper surface. This part of its skeleton is studded with microscopic lenses that turn the animal’s armor into a compound eye.

According to chemist Joanna Aizenberg, the brittle star’s dual-purpose shell “demonstrates an important principle: in biology, materials are often optimized for multiple functions.

[…]researchers have devised a simple, low-cost method of producing arrays of microlenses made of calcium carbonate. The many applications of these arrays include telecommunications, where they are used to conduct light signals through optical fibers. [excerpted past/recent reading/peering…The Seeing Skeleton of the Brittle Star–Was It Designed? (by God) AWAKE! May 2013]

Brittle thinking lacks tensile strength…(and now and again may be ? we all need an antacid;)  perhaps (a) 1 life lesson…we can make the most of things…efficiency and speed…is found in not sweating the small stuff (follow-through on the small stuff, (but don’t let it hinder progress long-term)) and …when we can effectively tackle the microscopic…may be we see/understand the macroscopic…

practical verse:

The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much. (Luke 16:10)

Multiple/Flexible Functioning…optimizing wellness:  spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically…:)

 

7/19/17 @ 11:45 a.m.

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Deciphering Heiroglyphics {(Yep! i before e except after c)}

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Aka typing up my handwritten-lol;)/hieroglyphic scribble notes/paraphrasing pieces of recent *talk on topic “Being Conscious of My Spiritual Need”…ties in nicely with posts: Fully Conscious?? Are You Growing? (Am i growing?), You’re NOT an Idiot!!!

How Do You…

know IF You:) are appropriately (or at the very least) adequately caring for/satisfying this essential/basic, yet important need??

being conscious of Your spiritual need means to know–Your need for God…{(Yeah, i said it/shared it…You have a need for “God”! and obviously, say not a need for me or my blog, eh?)} we have a built-in design to reach out to someone beyond self…beast vs.man…is NOT content to eat/sleep warm himself…no, we/{mankind-womankind} have a strange urge aka SPIRITUALITY! {(Yeah!! i am very strange-lol:) and probably also because am very vocal about spiritual things/topics.)}

Many experts have acknowledged all civilizations are routed in their “quest for God” …and finding satisfying answers to grappling questions: Why are We Here??  What is the Purpose of Life?? {Why do we die?? Is there Life after Death?? Why so Much Suffering? and will it ever end?? Who is the True God/Creator? Can We Be Friends?} {[BTW: i’ve personally “peered” into the Bible and have found very intellectually/spiritually satisfying answers to these questions and more.]}

“Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

Being a beggar for the spirit…a begging drive to do all we can to satisfy/fill the need…

Wide-array of beliefs…41,000 different denominations of (so-called) Christianity alone…teachings in conflict, people confused as to what to “really” believe…

a key to satisfying this need in appropriate way…connecting verse 6 of Matthew 5…

“Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.* (satisfied).

rigeteousness — desire what is right according to God’s standards

2 Timothy 3:16–“All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight,*(correcting) for disciplining in righteousness,”

“inspired” of God…Greek word “theopneustos” means “God Breathed”

{So for me, personally, i enJOY reading God’s “inspired” word daily/the Bible…but it’s more than just looking…a scan/glance.}
22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face* (his natural face) in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.  (James 1:22-25)
to peer–more than a fleeting glance…a careful search for a hidden object–desires to see, investigates till he finds it…
speaker gave example of lost car keys–how much effort to find, we have to dig, search, peer to satisfy spiritual need.
How do we know IF we are satisfying this need?!
a response, an affect…we would be affected emotionally and/or physically–Psalm 19:7
The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring strength.* (Or “restoring (bringing back) the soul.” The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.
Deep Bible Study–being absorbed and making application…restoring strength..makes the inexperienced wise, heart rejoices and makes the eyes shine. We don’t need bad experiences to be wise, we don’t have to touch the fire to know we will be burned. {Experiencing many positive affects in life and making compassionate choices.  Having a personal friendship with God…God called Abraham His Friend. Humans have the opportunity to do the same.}
Challenges and obstacles that could hinder us spiritually…Jesus illustrates:
Matthew 13:3-8…”Then he told them many things by illustrations, saying: “Look! A sower went out to sow. 4 As he was sowing, some seeds fell alongside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil, and they immediately sprang up because the soil was not deep. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 Still others fell on the fine soil, and they began to yield fruit, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”
 Context…seed–Kingdom message…opportunity to satisfy need and different heart conditions…verses 3 & 4 seed didn’t grow? why? so much activity coming and going along roadside…not taking time to absorb spiritual food…rocky road – no root- tribulation/trials/hardship at once stumbled–difficulty and stopped growing spiritually. Thorns…anxiety of this system –deceptive power of riches, chokes it!
need to analyze our circumstances/priorities…anything going on? improper desire for a lot of material things? lack of priority for personal study?
{We can truly be happy by being conscious of our spiritual need…takes time, EFFORT!…can be realized/reached…a healthy place/spiritual paradise. Functioning well–manifesting compassionate ways in various aspects of living and loving.}

“Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

{am i too proud to beg?!}
{am i truly happy?!}
{am i satisfying my spiritual need?!}
7/15 17 @ 7:37 p.m.
*p.s. for clarification talk i heard (not personally wrote) my musings are in {}…this post is a deciphering of my notes of said talk/lecture.
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Discerning Wisdom & Position (arrogance v. humility)

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 When E·liʹhu saw that the three men had nothing to say in answer, his anger flared up.  So E·liʹhu the son of Barʹa·chel the Buzʹite began to speak, saying:“I am young And you men are aged. So I respectfully held back, And I dared not tell you what I know.  I thought, ‘Let age speak, And let a multitude of years declare wisdom.’  But it is the spirit in people, The breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.  Age alone does not make one wise, Nor is it only old men who understand what is right.10  So I say, ‘Listen to me, And I will also tell you what I know.’ (Job 32:5-10)

 

“age alone doesn’t make one wise”…commentary on verse: “Wisdom does not come with age alone. It requires understanding of God’s Word and the guidance of his spirit.”

speeches & debates…Job and supposed comforters…[excerpted reading Insight On Scriptures Vol. 1 “Elihu”] (my highlights)

Likely Elihu listened carefully to the entire debate between Job and his three would-be comforters. But, out of due respect for their age, he remained silent until all had finished speaking. Though modern critics have labeled Elihu as loquacious, saying that his speeches were long-winded, the statements of Elihu were not those of an impertinent young man. He fully appreciated that wisdom was not the exclusive possession of those advanced in years, but that God’s spirit made one truly wise. Elihu, therefore, leaned heavily on God’s spirit. He was thus able to discern correctly that Job had failed to appreciate that the vindication of Jehovah God is far more important than the vindication of any man and that Job’s three friends had actually pronounced God wicked.—Job 32:2-9, 18.

Elihu was impartial, not bestowing a flattering title on anyone. He recognized that he, like Job, was made of clay and that the Almighty was his Creator. Elihu had no intention of terrifying Job but spoke to him as a true friend, addressing Job by name, something that was not done by Eliphaz, Bildad, or Zophar.—Job 32:21, 22; 33:1, 6.

In every respect Elihu exalted the position of the true God: The Almighty is just, rewarding the individual according to his conduct. He judges without partiality and is fully aware of the course taken by men. God hears the outcry of the afflicted. He is a Teacher who makes men wiser than the animal creation. Only untruth does God not hear, and so Elihu encouraged Job to wait for Him. Furthermore, Elihu assured Job that God was with him and that He would not preserve the wicked alive, but that those serving Him “will finish their days in what is good.” (Job 36:11) Job was then admonished to magnify the activity of God, the great Provider, who gives food in abundance. Elihu called Job’s attention to the great things done by God and His control of natural forces, encouraging Job to show himself “attentive to the wonderful works of God.” (Job 37:14) Elihu concluded on a lofty plane, saying concerning the Almighty: “He is exalted in power, and justice and abundance of righteousness he will not belittle. Therefore let men fear him.”—Job 37:23, 24; chaps 34-37.

7/1/17 @ 8:24 a.m.

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Biomimi”cry”

Breathing-Fragile-Life God Joan Winifred justice logic respect science & spirituality

for “cry”-ing out loud;)

“Living things have done everything we want to do, without guzzling fossil fuel, polluting the planet, or mortgaging their future.” [Notes the book Biomimicry—Innovation Inspired by Nature]

Some years ago, a man well-versed in evolution interviewed people who accepted the theory. He said: “I discovered that most believers of evolution are believers because they have been told that all intelligent people are believers.” Yes, when educated individuals express their atheistic views, others are dissuaded from giving God the credit he deserves as the Creator.—Proverbs 14:15, 18.

Have scientists come to their conclusions because facts and evidence point that way? Hardly! We are surrounded by evidence of a Creator. Regarding him, the apostle Paul wrote: “His invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s [mankind’s] creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they [unbelievers] are inexcusable.” (Romans 1:20) The Creator left his imprint on his handiwork. Paul is thus saying that from the start of mankind’s existence, it has been possible for humans to ‘perceive’ evidence of God’s existence by means of the visible creation. Where is this evidence?

hmmm…evidence:

We see evidence of God in the starry heavens. “The heavens are declaring the glory of God,” says Psalm 19:1. “The heavens”—the sun, moon, and stars—testify to God’s power and wisdom. The sheer number of stars fills us with awe. And all these heavenly bodies move through space, not aimlessly, but according to precise physical laws. (Isaiah 40:26:

“Lift up your eyes to heaven and see.

Who has created these things?

It is the One who brings out their army by number;

He calls them all by name.

Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power,

Not one of them is missing”)

Is it reasonable to attribute such order to blind chance? Significantly, many scientists say that the universe had a sudden beginning. Explaining the implications of this, one professor wrote: “A universe that eternally existed is much more congenial to an atheistic or agnostic [view]. By the same token, a universe that began seems to demand a first cause; for who could imagine such an effect without a sufficient cause?”

Do hard heads need hard hats?? 🙂

We also see on the earth evidence of God. The psalmist exclaimed: “How many your works are, O Jehovah! All of them in wisdom you have made. The earth is full of your productions.” (Psalm 104:24) Jehovah’s “productions,” including the animal creation, bespeak his wisdom. […], the design of living things is such that scientists often seek to mimic it. Consider a few other examples. Researchers are studying antlers, with the goal of building stronger helmets; they are looking at a species of fly that has acute hearing, with a view toward improving hearing aids; and they are examining the wing feathers of owls, with the idea of improving stealth airplanes.

Did i realize my heart has eyes??:)

Whether you look at the heavens above or gaze at creation right here on earth, the evidence of a Creator is clear. (Jeremiah 10:12) We should heartily agree with the heavenly creatures who cry out: “You are worthy, Jehovah, even our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things.” (Revelation 4:11) Yet, many scientists fail to see the evidence with ‘the eyes of their heart,’ even though they may marvel at the design in things they see with the eyes of their body. (Ephesians 1:18) We can illustrate it this way: To admire the beauty and design in nature and deny the existence of a Great Designer is as illogical as admiring a magnificent painting and at the same time denying the existence of the artist who transformed a blank canvas into a masterpiece. (my highlights …excerpted readings: Who are Giving God Glory Today? w 2004)

oh Yeah, i may be a nobody...but these words You are reading right now needed somebody to type, huh?!:)

3/22/17 @ 11:57 a.m.

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Circumscion of the Heart

comfort God Joan Winifred joy lamentations of the heart pain poetry

heart

of

stone

heart

of

flesh

fleshed and flushed out

fished and fizzled

and scrapped

and sizzled
and
skinned
ALIVE??

burning
HOT

and

cool

is
vacillation
for
wimps?

is
oscillation
for
fans?

(sharp? and dull? thick n’ thin blades)

AND, not?
followers!

is your selfishness
“killing (me) softly?”

CLEAN HEARTS
cr”eye”

out!
see/understand??!

poured out…(and poored out? MUCH–yeah)
(it’s RICH!a gap e FULL!)

i
am not silly
puddy
in your hands!
(obedient to your commands?)
only
the POTTER
knows
(me)
and
my
rips

aka
(compassion ripped
ribs)

my circumcised heart<3

(my pain is my pleasure)

it’s hard…
feeling (caring (and for all fellow-fragile-life))
(and to the proper/precise/specific/appropriate degree)

feelings

of
this
fast, fleeting
bleeding, breathing

FREE [words-on-hearts] life

“In his presence are majesty and splendor; Strength and Joy are in his dwelling place. […]Give Jehovah his due for his glory and strength.” 1 Chronicles 16:27, 28

(3/11/17 @8:12 p.m.)

God help me!

e-n-d-u-r-a-n-c-e

(God help you!)

my destiny?

(is)

etched

in heart

[made in pebble]…

updated 3/12/17 @ 7:32 a.m.

Please forgive me..

for my ripple affects

...affects…affects…affects…

WHO

(published 3.12.17 @8:00 a.m. possibly?..nope, updated/edited/published 3/13/17 @11:01)

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Topsy Turvy World Take Two

Breathing-Fragile-Life compassion God Joan Winifred questions

What was it I was going to write about?

Did I forget something important?

Do I truly need a take two to get the/a point across?

How Topsy and Turvy is my world: today?

What Do I think about the following (excerpted) questions?

Will God let humans continue to dominate one another and threaten the future of mankind?

How does he reveal that vital knowledge?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

How fast am I driving?

Am I a safe driver?

Do I follow road signs?

Do I drive the speed limit?

Would I blow through a stop light or stop sign intentionally?

Do I like succinct illustrations that help drive home a/the point?

What Do I think about the following (excerpted) illustration?

When you travel by car, you might first consult online sources, maps, and written directions. Then, as you see signs and landmarks that match what the directions say, you gain confidence that you are nearing your destination. In a similar way, God has given us his Word, which describes striking global trends. As we see those landmark events unfolding, we become convinced that we are in the time period leading up to the end.

The Bible explains that world history would reach a unique, pivotal time period that would culminate in the end. That time would see a combination of worldwide events and circumstances that differs from anything in mankind’s history.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

DO I LOVE LIFE?

Do I wish to continue existing, breathing, experiencing what this road trip called life has to offer?

What is my destination?

Do I know where I am headed?

Am I lost?

Am I proud?

Am I humble?

Am I willing to consult GPS?

Would I ask for directions if needed?

Would I accept accurate directions, but possibly from a stranger?

Would I only listen to “any” directions from familiar faces?

Do I trust aka read/accept street signs/names/road labels when driving?

Does the world’s upheavals affect my travels/driving through life?

Do I check the weather before driving/traveling?

Do I accept any weather/climate forecasts?

Would I alter my plans/choices/driving due to weather conditions?

Do I wish to have an accident or crash (and possibly harm or kill myself or anyone else)?

Am I a considerate driver?

Do I give vent to road rage?

Am I a compassionate, thoughtful/careful driver?

Am I willing to alter my choices/driving course to safeguard/respect fellow-fragile-life including ecosystems of planet Earth?

What Do I think about the following (excerpted) info/signs/world climate?

A prophecy recorded in Matthew chapter 24 lists events on the earth that would make up a composite sign. That sign would mark “the conclusion of the system of things” and lead to the time when “the end will come.” (Verses 3, 14) These features include major wars, food shortages, earthquakes in one place after another, an increase of lawlessness, a lack of love, and sly efforts by religious leaders to mislead people. (Verses 6-26) Of course, to some extent, such events have been taking place for centuries. However, as the end approaches, they would all occur in the same troubled era. They would also accompany the next three warning signals.

THE ATTITUDES OF PEOPLE The Bible says that “the last days”—the time period leading to the end—would be marked by a major deterioration of peoples’ attitudes. We read: “Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4) True, disrespect for fellow humans is not new, but only in “the last days” would that spirit reach such extremes that the era could rightly be described as “critical times hard to deal with.” Have you noticed this ugly downward trend in people’s attitudes?

THE EARTH IS BEING RUINED The Bible states that God will “bring to ruin those ruining the earth.” (Revelation 11:18) In what ways would people be ruining the earth? The time period when Noah lived was described in a similar way: “The earth had become ruined in the sight of the true God, and the earth was filled with violence. Yes, God looked upon the earth, and it was ruined.” So God said of that corrupt society: “I am bringing them to ruin.” (Genesis 6:11-13) Have you noticed the mounting evidence that the earth is becoming filled with violence? Additionally, humans have arrived at a unique point in history: They have the potential literally to ruin the earth by wiping out all human life on it. They have the weaponry in their hands. And the earth is being ruined in another way. The systems that support life on earth—the air we breathe, the animal and plant ecosystems, the oceans—are steadily being degraded because of human mismanagement.

Ask yourself, ‘Just over a century ago, did mankind even have the power of complete self-destruction?’ But now humans are exerting that power by amassing advanced weaponry and by devastating the environment. The rapid developments in technology seem to be outpacing man’s ability to understand or control the consequences.However, earth’s destiny is not for man to decide or control. Before all life on this earth is eradicated, God will step in to destroy those destroying the earth. That is his promise!

All excerpts from this post are taken from W May 2015 Article: Is the End Near? (Important question, huh?:))

In 2014, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned the United Nations Security Council about major threats to the existence of mankind. Those scientists testified: “A careful review of these threats leads us to conclude that the risk of civilization-threatening technological catastrophe remains high.”

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

Convinced that we have reached a pivotal point (in Human World History)? (i am!)

 

(published 2/24/15 @ 11:50)

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Greet…ings & Life…ings, & ings inging: Innings1-3

Breathing-Fragile-Life caregiving compassion God Joan Winifred peace

Greetings All Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Life!:)…ing-ing in your particular inning… Hope All is WELL!:)

As You know, “real” life is about “ing” not about past tense: “ed.”

Liv…ing

Breath…ing

Laugh…ing

Cry…ing

Recuperat...ing

Endur…ing

Learn...ing

Lov...ing

Help…ing

Giv…ing

Mak…ing

Car…ing

Grow…ing

Chang…ing

Read…ing

Writ…ing

Solv…ing

Hop…ing

Communicat…ing

Translat…ing

Observ…ing

Report…ing

Witness…ing!..(evidence build..ing.)

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September: Pet peev…ing: there is a *gastro-intestinal virus/flu outbreak at my daughters’ school…UGH! another reason i dislike public (controlling) programming of the masses aka institutionalized education… aka exposure to bugs/germs/viruses and not just literal lice…including “thinking” germs/lice that negatively infect/itch mind.

Why can’t planet earth… outdoors be our classroom?! Oh yeah, (1 reason) man “cruel” has/is destroying ecosystems of education as I compose(d) this. How SAD!..For all the children/breathing-fragile-life of the world:(

(Learning among trees and plenty of fresh air nurtures/grows big brains.)

*It struck our house the Saturday before last… and has slowly made it’s way through each family member… including now yours truly…I sound grumpy in this post… may be I am a little.;) Forgive me?  THANKFULLY, I finished my important compassion work that of taking care of others, helping, etc. before getting too sick to do much of anything, but seek relief by collapsing on my bed. God, I am so thankful to have a bed on which to be sick!! and a working toilet in close proximity.  I was thinking about Ebola outbreak in Africa and all the suffering tooooooooooooooo sad to describe and the difficult/horrific living conditions in which many endure… globally. (BTW: this post is not a pity party for me.)

Who helps the solvers?? Who comforts the solvers?…(Who comforts the comforters?) Who counts the tears of the criers? (For related context: please read: a-compassionate-caregiver-cries how-do-i-help-you and what-am-i-suppose-to-do)

You know, the ones who have the job of solving… or have the task demanded of them, for whatever reason, even if it’s not in their job description:  that’s tough-ing/rough-ing…not easy by any means, huh?!…Then you have those who arrogantly take on task of problem(s) solver when they are not adequately qualified to do so… thus, causing even more problems needing solving.

***************************************************************************************** Inning 1: written last Wednesday… published Tuesday…30th of September 2014:

“Everything [God] has made pretty in its time,” he went on to say, “Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the true God has made from the start to the finish.” The NIV Study Bible renders this verse: “He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11.

On days like today, when most of my immediate family is VERY sick with the stomach flu and needing constant care…I like to dwell on the temporary nature of it all… the suffering that is. The/my entire-extended global family of breathing-fragile-life is sick/hurting in some way and on some level including planet earth. Eventually… in time… all will be well that is my long-term hope. 🙂

Yes, I live with/for hope. All of us need something NICE/Positive for which to look forward/anticipate! 🙂 It’s Wednesday of the work week…”believers” have hope the week-end will arrive, right?

Wellness…is a spiritual/physical/mental/emotional/global…simultaneous/multi-dimensional optimal functioning being-ness.

It’s curious that the head of the family hubby, Chato Stewart, is pretty sick, i’m okay, 1st born & 3rd kids got the sickest and 2nd & 4th kids are okay at the moment. In all families you find/have healthier members and sicker ones it seems and at various times. The healthy members (e.g., me in my family right now… is the one in the position to care for/clean up the sick mess.) The Others are just too sick for the task.

Globally same thing. So, when it comes to climate/sick/clean-up control/change…(Can you tell? I was watching the UN climate Control summit/President Barack O’Bama’s live speech, etc…)…Logic/experience assures me: You can’t look to the blizzard to shovel the snow. You cannot look to the tornado to repair roofs or to the category 4 hurricane to stop the wind…blowing.

Will thieves safeguard your bank account??

Realistically, can we look to/trust the non-compassionate mess makers/destroyers/ruiners/takers of lives and of this planet’s resources for their own selfish profits (i.e. corrupt governments/big businesses/big religions) …to now be the saviors/safe guarders of the planet aka the compassion/peace makers, the givers and cleaner-up-ers?!

(For related reading(s), please see: Sovereignty Soup: A World Kitchena day with-OUT, The Ecosystems of Breathing-Fragile-LifeWhat’s Holding Your mind? What’s Holding Your heart?, Sprinkling Seeds…, Sedition,Compassion Conversation 3)

How can you/we trust “any” government/so-called leader who/that IS killing people/animals/at war as a “peace” solution with their hands (aka power/actions) and with their mouth IS selling: “we are gonna do such and such to save the planet/sustain life for generations to come.”

Is it time to “trust” another source (i.e. Divine) to compassionately sustain life? A realistic/humble mind answers:..?..(YES.)

*****************************************************************Next inning in the works….

 Researchers working for The Franklin Institute’s Center for Innovation in Science Learning explain: “The human brain is able to continually adapt and rewire itself. Even in old age, it can grow new neurons. Severe mental decline is usually caused by disease, whereas most age-related losses in memory or motor skills simply result from inactivity and a lack of mental exercise and stimulation.”

In other words, if we could keep the brain intellectually stimulated and free from disease, it could keep working indefinitely. “‘The brain,’ declares molecular biologist James Watson, co-discoverer of the physical structure of DNA, ‘is the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe.’” A book by neuroscientist Gerald Edelman explains that a section of the brain the size of a match head “contains about a billion connections that can combine in ways which can only be described as hyperastronomical—on the order of ten followed by millions of zeros.”

The fact that we have an inborn desire to live and an enormous capacity to learn leads to a logical conclusion: Humans are designed to live much longer than a mere 70 or 80 years. This, in turn, leads us to another conclusion: There must be a Designer, a Creator, a God. The immutable laws of the physical universe and the unfathomable complexity of life on earth fully support belief in the existence of a Creator.

Does it seem logical that although endowed with such potential, humans should live just a few decades? This sounds as unreasonable as using a powerful locomotive with a long train of freight cars to transport a grain of sand across a distance of just a few inches! Why, then, does mankind have such an enormous capacity for creative thought and learning? Could it be that humans, unlike animals, are not supposed to die at all—that they were created to live forever? (excerpted: Is Death Really The End? Awake! 2007)

Brains have the capacity to live forever… will man? YES!:)… with Divine help/intelligence.

(September is almost over: YAY!!)

 

 

 

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